Kansas Funeral Directors Association

KFDA Opioid Crisis Panel

  • 02 May 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka, KS


Registration is closed


Kansans must be prepared to deal with the issues facing their funeral homes, families, schools and communities as a result of substance abuse. This expert panel will share Kansas statistics, a first-hand account of loss and how we can help those who have lost a loved one as a result of an overdose through their grief.

Dr. Greg Lakin, the chief medical officer for KDHE, will cover Kansas and nationwide statistics on overdose deaths and what Kansas is doing to compact the ever increasing number of opioid deaths.

Philip Pares a retired high school principal will discuss his personal experiences in losing two adult children as a result of drug overdoses in a short period of time. He is also on the Waukeska County, Wisconsin Heroin Task Force.

Javier Ley, the Executive Director of Valley Hope in Norton, Kansas, will help us to understand addiction, the impact of addiction on the family and how to help families through the loss of a loved one due to substance abuse.­­ 

May 2, 2018
10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd

Topeka, KS


Please register to ensure adequate seating. There is no charge for the program except funeral director and embalmers must be registered for KFDA Convention to attend.

Click register on the left of this page to RSVP


Opioid Crisis Panel Flyer/Registration Form

You can register by mail to KFDA, 1200 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS  66612;
email: kfda2@kfda.kscoxmail.com; fax to 785-232-7791; or call 785-232-7789.

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